Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Ant-Man Ultron Prime series Tiger Shark.
Figures in the Series
- Ultron Prime (Build-A-Figure)
- Ant-Man (Head)
- Bulldozer (Left Arm)
- Tiger Shark (Right Arm)
- Wasp (Torso)
- Grim Reaper (Left Leg)
- Giant Man (Right Leg)
- Character: Tiger Shark
- Manufacturer: Hasbro
- Series: Ant-Man Ultron Prime
- Dimensions: 7.75“
- Recommended: Ages 4+
- MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $11.99
- Part Number/SKU: 630509319862
- Buy it on Amazon
Articulation – ★★★★☆
There’s nothing too amazing about the articulation of this figure. Most of the articulation works just fine. There’s just one major issue which we’ll get into.
Total POA’s = 32
- Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
- Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which provides a really good amount of upward motion. The swivel of the arm is unhindered.
- Bicep: Peg Joint which works very well and is nicely sculpted to conform to the shoulder.
- Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joints that have a really good bend, especially for a bulkier figure. Very nice.
- Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well.
- Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
- Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a decent enough forward kick, but the backwards motion is pretty limited. Outward motion is good enough for a figure in this size range.
- Thigh: Peg Joint with a standard cut joint. This joint does have some continuity issues, though there is no paint designs to create a major issue here, so nothing to get upset over.
- Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a decent bend in the knees. I would have preferred just a little more bend, but overall not too bad.
- Shin: Peg Joint with a standard cut joint at the top of the boot. I usually note that this joint is almost never needed, in this situation, it is not needed. The thigh joint is functional enough.
- Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for excellent backward motion and pretty good forward motion. The ankle rocker really well done.
- Body – There are 2 joints in the body.
- Torso: A Pin/Hinge joint gives the figure a really good ab crunch and even better back arch.
- Waist: Peg Joint provides unhindered swivel of the waist.
- Head: A single Ball Joint and a Pin/Hinge disc that would have given us a really great amount of articulation, but due to the sculpt of the head fin, you can’t easily make the figure look up. The rigid material used makes it a bit touch to get the head positioned the way you want. The fin should have been just a little softer.
Mold – ★★★☆☆
I originally was going to take away the star from the articulation, but technically the articulation was there and the culprit of the bad head articulation was the sculpt. I love the sculpt of this figure, but I cannot stand it when the sculpt hinders articulation, so Tiger Shark had to lose a couple stars. He might have only lost one star, but when you can’t position the head, that limits the rest of the poses you have.
Aside from the articulation issue, this figure is sculpted really well. The face sculpt is amazing. The teeth alone are simply amazing. I really like the look of that fin as well, just needed to be a softer plastic.
Since I’m being picky, I’m also going to say, I wish the chest and back purple of the costume was sculpted into the figure and not just painted on. That would have really made this figure look like it should cost $30 or more.
Overall, the sculpt is really well done and would have scored much higher, but I couldn’t do it.
Paint – ★★★★☆
I like the paint, but there are some areas where the paint is a little thin in spots. Overall it’s really well done and very clean. The line are crisp which is awesome. They did a stellar job on the facial details. The teeth didn’t even have any paint creeping.
The orange is a little overbearing and doesn’t fit the likeness of what I recall Tiger Shark to look like, but I’m ok with that. I think a little shading would have helped bring the orange down a little.
Accessories – ★★☆☆☆
Tiger Shark comes with no accessories, which is ok since he doesn’t really have any weapons in the comics. An alternate head would have been nice in this instance and we just didn’t get that.
Packaging – ★★★★☆
Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.
Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆
Tiger Shark is a really good figure. It’s not great, but for a relatively obscure villain you can’t go wrong adding this guy to your collection, especially if you’re trying to build a team of Deep Six figures (by the way, I don’t think you’re gonna get very many from this team). It’s not a must have, but still a good solid figure to get if you can find him at a nicely discounted price.
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